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Generic Name
Insulin
Trade Name
Insulin
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antidiabetic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Animal insulin (bovine, porcine)crosses the placenta, snd suggested to cause fetal macrosomia and it is recommended not to be used by pregnant women. Additional studies are required.
  • hypoglycemia is the side effect of insulin therapy and reported that hypoglycemia during organogenesis in animals is teratogenic causing cardiac and skeletal and growth retardation but no adequate human data studies.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No excretion into milk.
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